Radiation Oncology

This module covers the underlying physics and radiobiology of cancer therapy in more detail than in more detail than included in the core cancer therapy module. Areas of current interest in radiation therapy are covered such as fractionation studies, conformal and intensity modulated radiotherapy, brachytherapy, radio-isotope therapy, synchronous systemic-therapy amd particle beam therapy. This module is intended for the interested individual not a raditaion specialist.


10 credits

Module Attendance Required

4 day block of teaching


Assessment – 3000 written assignment.

Academics involved in the delivery of this module

Prof N James Senior Lecturer Cancer Studies and NHS Consultant

Stand Alone Course

This module can be taken as a stand alone course if required. To apply, please contact Louise Batchelor, Programme Administrator, 0121 414 7672, clinicaloncology@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Fee if taken as a stand alone course

For further information on fees please contact the Programme Administrator

Entry requirements if taken as a stand alone course

6 months oncology experience and holding a degree, preferably a 2.1 or equivalent qualifications in an appropriate medical/scientific subject.